Amazon EC2 64-bit CentOS 5.3 Base Public AMI ‘s

May 31, 2010

I have had a lot of people request me to make a public base CentOS 5.3 64-bit EC2 AMI in all the AWS Regions. I can understand some of you would like to fire up a base instance and then make modifications and snapshot them into your own custom AMI’s. So I finally found some time to build some and here they are! You can find them from the AWS EC2 Management Console under Public AMI’s or via command line methods.

United States:

Virginia – ami-b945acd0
California – ami-498cdd0c

United Kingdom:

Ireland – ami-993d17ed

Asia Pacific:

Singapore – ami-45e29d17


Also a great resource for free Realtime AWS uptime data is Systems Watch

Comments for “Amazon EC2 64-bit CentOS 5.3 Base Public AMI ‘s”

  1. Marc commented on June 21, 2010

    Hi Phil,

    What if any are the obstacles with releasing a 5.5 64 bit CentOS AMI?

    Thanks much,

  2. Martin commented on February 22, 2011

    Hi Phil,
    Thank you for your blogs. Very useful and informative.
    How similar is this base public AMI to Amazon’s Linux AMI? Do you know if Linux AMI can be run (after unbundling and modification) on a local box for extensive configuration testing?
    Thanks again

    • Martin,

      My Linux AMI might be a little old CentOS 5.3 versus 5.5 however I think they maybe comparable. As for local testing I haven’t tried doing that yet, only in the Amazon Cloud have I done testing. I use it in a large 80+ instance production environment without issues thus far.

  3. Ed C commented on March 24, 2012

    Hi Phil,

    Just a point of geographic reference. Ireland isn’t in the United Kingdom, it is (in) a state all of its own in Europe. 😉

    Your posts are great, saved me a lot of time building custom AMI’s. Thanks!!!